"Coda did a good job developing the car ... but when they got to the starting line, it died." – Richard Curtis
It remains possible to buy a brand new all-electric Coda Sedan, you just have to know where – and sometimes when – to look. Coda Automotive went bankrupt in May 2013, but we learned last September that Coda Cars had purchased the leftover stock of the company's EVs and would be selling them at "a substantial discount" through its website. That site still doesn't have any prices on it but the Coda was originally priced at $44,900 and then took a steep price drop down to $37,250. Recen
Proving once again that final acts in the EV world are rarely 100-percent, you know, final, check out this bit of surprising news: The Coda Sedan is back. Sort of.
The sun may have set on Coda Holdings' electric vehicle plans in May, but the company hasn't given up on playing in the EV field altogether. Coda Energy, along with Energy Vault and Growing Energy Labs (GELI), will deploy a fast charging Eco-Station in the San Francisco Bay area. The station is powered by a 175-kilowatt solar array and includes a fast-charging system for those looking for a recharge that is both quick and environmentally painless.
Following its official bankruptcy filing, Coda Automotive is back with more not-so-good news. In Delaware bankruptcy court, the automaker has filed a motion to "conduct a voluntary recall of Coda Sedans to replace roof-mounted side curtain airbags."
Anyone who had Coda Automotive in your office pool for the next electric vehicle maker to declare bankruptcy, go on and collect your winnings. Coda announced today it will restructure as an energy storage business after voluntarily filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware. The automaker said it expects the sale process to last 45 days.
Another ominous sign for Coda Automotive: multiple lawsuits filed by suppliers who claim they are owed money. This comes after Coda laid of about 50 employees in December and then furloughed a few more in January; news has surfaced of four lawsuits filed since June of last year.
Plug In Cars is reporting that there have been "massive layoffs" at California electric vehicle startup Coda Automotive. Apparently, more than 50 employees, "including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff," were let go according to an anonymous source. The source said the situation was a "real mess," and that, "They just cut everybody they possibly could."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested the 2012 Coda electric sedan, and here is the good news about the results: the Coda scored five stars for the side crash and rollover tests, and four stars overall. What kept it from a five-star overall score is the bad news: a two-star result for its frontal impact test.
Talk about extending your range.
And now a tale that could only take place in the 21st Century, complete with electric cars, Tweets and questionable actions.
Sure, Coda Automotive happily announced its first real deliveries of its all-electric Sedan two months ago, but its been quieter since then about the problems it has had with some damaged parts were shipped over from China. A new report from Automotive News says that Coda is repairing the "minor" damage to those parts and that Coda's dealership in Los Angeles should be getting ten EVs to sell by the middle of this week. From there, production and deliveries will increase, said Coda AUtomotive CE
Coda Automotive has named electric-service franchiser Mr. Electric as its "preferred" installer of electric-vehicle charging stations.
When it came to Coda Automotive's first-ever sales of its battery-electric Sedans, it was an all-Golden State affair.
Just days, after receiving its official EPA numbers the first Sedan from Coda Automotive has rolled off the line at the company's facility in Benicia, CA. The milestone had originally been expected to be reached as early as 2010, but as with many other automotive startups, there have been some delays. Contrary to much naysaying however – along with accusations of being part of a communists plot – Job One has now been achieved and reservation holders should soon start taking delivery
Coda Automotive missed its deadline to sell its first production Coda Sedan battery-electric vehicles by the end of February, though the Los Angeles-based automaker is slated to deliver its first cars during the next few weeks, Green Car Reports writes. Coda spokeswoman Larkin Hill told AutoblogGreen the company is in the "very final stages of assembly in Northern California" and will have its first cars ready "very, very soon."
Remember all the way back to Monday, when "bricking" your pricey electronic gadget simply meant you needed to get a new iPhone to try and jailbreak? The electric vehicle world is still dissecting the charges that surfaced yesterday that a Tesla Roadster could be bricked – i.e., made inoperable – if the battery gets worn down to zero, as there are new questions cropping up about the motive behind the original article by Michael Degusta. That story continues to evolve, with Degusta now
Coda Holdings, parent company of Coda Automotive, has tapped former Saab and General Motors executive John Anderson to run aftersales operations for the Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker.